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National Geographic 3D Theater

Science on the Big Screen

Experience science on the big screen in our dynamic National Geographic 3D Theater. Watch as stunning visuals from popular science films pop out and make a BIG impact. Learn about a variety of topics from new films each season. Our 3D theater is wheelchair accessible.

Assistive listening devices are available. Please ask the staff member in the auditorium for assistance or check in with the Visitor Services Desk upon your arrival.

Please note the 3D Theater is closed on April 28–29, 2018 for a private event. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please check out a Planetarium show instead.

*Movie times are subject to change. Please call Visitor Services at 510-642-5132 for questions about showtimes.

Now Showing

Sea Monsters 3D

$4 per person after admission
40–minute film

11:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m, 2:00 p.m. daily
3:30 p.m. weekends only

For nearly 200 million years, as dinosaurs roamed the Earth, the seas teemed with some of the most awe-inspiring ocean creatures of all time. Sea Monsters 3D takes audiences on a journey across the globe and into pre-historic waters to meet these fascinating and fearsome creatures and the paleontologists who discovered them.

Wonders of the Arctic 3D

$4 per person after admission
20–minute film

10:30 a.m., 12:00 noon, 1:30 & 3:00 p.m

Wonders of the Arctic centers on our ongoing mission to explore and come to terms with the Arctic, and the compelling stories of our many forays into this captivating place will be interwoven to create a unifying message about the state of the Arctic today. Underlying all these tales is the crucial role that ice plays in the northern environment and the changes that are quickly overtaking the people and animals who have adapted to this land of ice and snow.